Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Southold Project in Aquaculture Training on the West End of Shinnecock Bay


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And, for more on East End Aquaculture, check out another article in today's paper featuring a family who farms shellfish on the west end of the Shinnecock Bay just due west of my house.....
The Southampton Press
Sep 2, 09

"Prior to May, Jen Tiska of East Quogue, a stay-at-home mother of three, hardly considered herself a farmer. But now, she and her 7-year-old son, Richard, regularly don their aquaculturist hats and become the stewards of a farm that features 1,000 fledgling shellfish.

Once every three weeks, the pair ventures down to the Dune Road side of Shinnecock Bay, where they pull in a pair of cages using a clothesline pulley and inspect their crop of baby oysters. They clean their cages with a small wire brush that removes algae and make sure that their little mollusks are thriving, all in the hopes of increasing the shellfish population in the bay." MORE

2 comments:

Alanna Cabrero said...

Hi,
My name is Alanna. I wanted to thank you for your post on SPAT. I am doing a paper on the project and it was extremely helpful.
Also, I wanted to recommend a great book- "Eat Here: Reclaiming Homegrown Pleasures in a Global Supermarket" by Brian Halweil. So great and informative.
All the best,
Alanna

Alexa Van de Walle said...

Alanna
I'm glad you enjoyed this article!
Also, I passed your comment along to Brian Halweil. You might check out his other writing brilliance..Brian is the editor/publisher of Edible East End, Edible Manhattan and Edible Brooklyn which are all part of the Edible Communities Publications. The fall issue link for East End: http://www.edibleeastend.com/fall-2009/fall-2009.htm.